The EpiPen: A 461% Price Increase – SmashleyAshley

I am a business owner myself. I understand that the bottom line matters, I understand that the point of being in business is to make a profit. However, I also believe that greed is one of the most destructive traits in human beings. There is no logical explanation you can give for raising the price of a drug by over 400%, a drug that costs literally a dollar per dose.

via EpiPen: An Open Letter to Mylan’s CEO, Heather Bresch – Smashley Ashley

Utterly chilling. This is the true danger of a Capitalist society. I’m thankful we live in a country where the National Health Service exists. There are two competitors to the EpiPen here in the UK – Jext and Emerade – and all three appear to be available on the NHS with a prescription cost of between £23.99 ($30) and £26.94 ($35) for a single 150mg dosage (source National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

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